Spin Out Companies
Find out more about some of the current spin out companies within the Massey Ventures portfolio:
A fully owned subsidiary of Massey University, ecentre is a business incubator and technology transfer company. ecentre in turn holds equity in a number of companies who are or have been part of the incubation programme.
Robotics company MVL Robotics Ltd was launched, to commercialise robots that inspect un-manned electricity substations.
Hyper-Analytics Research & Development Ltd
An R&D company utilising hyperspectral imaging technology for a range of applications.
Hyperceptions Ltd, a joint venture with Ravensdown and Hyper-Analytics Research & Development Ltd, offers specialist hyperspectral imaging and remote sensing services to a variety of industry, government and professional groups. Early work has been focused on-farm and in forestry using hyperspectral imaging to identify and quantify nutrients, quality attributes of pasture and crops and disease detection.
Skill Tracker NZ Ltd
Designed in conjunction with Massey University, Trackit Education has been designed to make the process of tracking students' progress and assessment of competencies more efficient by eliminating a manual paper-based process, improving visibility and compliance with accreditation bodies.
Compress Tech Ltd
Compress Tech Ltd is jointly owned by NZ company Comfort Group Ltd and Massey Ventures. Compress Tech will commercialise a pressure sensing surface that has multiple applications. Comfort Group has an exclusive license to use the technology in beds.
PolyBatics Ltd was created in 2009 to commercialise biobead technology developed at Massey University. Using a polymer synthase found in a wide variety of bacteria, the company has developed a platform technology that allows the display of proteins on the surface of biopolymer beads (biobeads).
Lifeonics have developed a range of sensing devices across multiple applications with analytical challenges. Lifeonics goal is the simplification of the process of measuring important analytical parameters to improve outcomes. They cover soil and waste, toxins and pollutants, air and atmosphere, and food, water and natural resources.
The nickel-zinc battery technology behind Anzode was developed at Massey University. A new battery that is able to withstand up to 1200 cycles of discharges and recharges is the goal of Anzode Ltd, now headquartered in the US but with strong research and development links back to New Zealand.
Food Locomotive Ltd
Food Locomotive Ltd is working closely with Massey
University to develop new technology known as
Microwave Assisted Thermal Sterilisation (MATS)
for the development of food products that retain
more of their natural colour, texture and nutrient
content than current processes.
Established in 2013 based on intellectual property from Massey University, Biolumic is a provider of novel lighting solutions for large scale horticultural customers.
Koru Diagnostics Ltd
Koru Diagnostics is established to commercialise diagnostic applications utilising the Polybatics beads technology alongside a mastitis diagnostics test.
Magritek is a world leading company creating cryogen-free, compact Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) systems that work on the benchtop and tabletop. Magritek's innovative and accessible products are grouped into four categories: Oil and Gas Solutions, Research Tools, Portable Instruments, and Education systems.